Dubrovnik unlocks the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. Since 1979, the city has been listed as a world heritage site. Come in the summer to enjoy the 45-day Dubrovnik Summer Festival and you will get to experience the warmth and joy of Croatian culture.
There are numerous historical buildings to find in the city, including the oldest arboretum in the world. The Arboretum Trsteno was established at an unknown time, but is known to have existed in the late 15th century. One of Europe’s oldest pharmacies is also located in Dubrovnik, initially established in the 14th century, and is the oldest pharmacy still in operation.
History is important to this city, but so is the maritime experience. Its location by the sea helped Dubrovnik establish itself as a wealthy, independent community by the 16th century. You’ll find developed beaches, such as Banje Beach, world-class resort opportunities, and important monuments to this culture throughout the city.
A visit to Dubrovnik is incomplete without a stop at the Franciscan Church and Monastery. The library at the monastery has over 30,000 volumes and 1,500 written documents. Exhibits include religious artifacts that were used in the 15th century.
The bell tower, initially built in the 15th century, stands 31m tall and the clock shows the various phases of the moon. An earthquake forced it to be stabilized and rebuilt in 1929, but that takes nothing away from the experience.
The defensive walls of Dubrovnik stretch for nearly 2 kilometers around the city and are the most visited landmark of the city.
Dubrovnik is a beautiful example of what Croatia and the Adriatic Sea can offer. Make your way here for a holiday and you may never wish to leave.